Another really interesting (though random and useless) fact I learned in the Wright speech of the previous post: The Battle of Vienna in 1683 took place on September 11th. This was the furthest to the North that the Ottoman Empire ever got, and the furthest North the Islamic world had ascended into Europe before being beaten back. What a coincidence, two major turning points in Islamic history taking place on the same day, 318 years apart.


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